A veritable smorgasbord of functional training equipment speckles the astro-turf floors of Alpha Omega Sports Performance's intimate facility, where expert instructors lead energetic boot-camp classes, vigorous CrossFit workouts, and professional weightlifting lessons. The trainers cater to individuals of all ages, even offering a specialty youth program, where they guide kids through comprehensive workouts and counsel them on the importance of healthy habits. During all classes and training sessions, the instructors employ the use of professional workout tools—including Concept2 rowing machines, weightlifting platforms, and Rogue infinity rigs and monkey bars. Dedicated to fostering healthy lifestyles outside the gym, trainers provide clients with nutritional advice while warning them against dangerous weight-loss strategies, such as skipping breakfast or placing a live bobcat in the pantry in the hopes that it will eat all your high-sugar cereals.
Head instructor and Rising Star Theatre Arts Award recipient Dan Begin helps dancers of all ages and skill levels learn how to twirl, dip, and spin. Lessons for individuals and couples cover the basics of a variety of dance styles including tango, cha-cha, and salsa. In addition, Dance Unlimited offers wedding programs to help couples create memorable first dances that do not involve doing the worm in a wedding dress.
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.
With one foot planted in traditional martial-arts pedagogy and the other roundhouse-kicking modern sports science, Tiger Rock Taekwondo Academy schools limbs with fast-paced, total-body fitness classes. The health-and-fitness program consists of YogaFit and Kisado, which blends martial arts, yoga, and nutritional counseling to build up the whole body and tone each strand of hair on the head. Martial arts classes for adults and kids cover counter aggressive forms such as taekwondo and hanmudo, a style based on grappling and takedowns.
During the day or night, on a holiday or a plain old Tuesday, Anytime Fitness is always open. Once they register, members get a key to the gym’s secured entryway, which means they have 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year access to any of the club’s nearly 1,800 locations all over the globe. Personal trainers staff each location, where they lead customized one-on-one training sessions or provide quick and simple tips for using the gym’s high-quality cardio and strength-training equipment. After a sweat session, members can head to the locker room for a shower or catch up on their stories on one of the treadmills equipped with a personal TV. Exercisers can also accentuate their hard-earned musculature with a tanning session or two in professional beds.
AfterBurner workouts combine resistance training and a motivating group workout with a personalized regimen to suit students of all levels. The coaches mix up the routine daily to avoid plateaus and boredom and customize guests’ workouts to help them transform as much fat into muscle as possible.